Monday, November 14, 2016

Saturday Long Run + A Floor Update

Hello! Sunday was a long run day. I've been increasing my long runs by 5 minutes every time. I'm up to 80 minutes now! I hit an overall 9:46 pace, total distance was 8.20 miles. Longest run ever!

Here are my splits:

Mile 1:  9:52
Mile 2:  9:47
Mile 3:  9:56
Mile 4:  9:51
Mile 5:  9:59
Mile 6:  10:00
Mile 7:  9:10
Mile 8:  9:38
Mile .2: 1:51

This run was exactly what I needed. Also, how is it November? It doesn't feel like it. It was in the 60s on Sunday! In Nebraska. Gorgeous outside! Just gorgeous.

My Floors!

My house was built in 1925. When I bought it, it had carpet all throughout the entire house. Yuck. Fast forward 8 years, I went a little crazy when I became single, and ripped up all the carpet!! Here we are:

No. I almost cried. How could you spray paint anything on a lovely, ORIGINAL, oak wood floor? My mom and I tested a few spots and stripped the paint off. Here's what that looked like:

We stripped all the paint off so that was done. Then, we rented an orbital sander and went to town on it. My dad brought his belt sander and hand sander to use as well. It took alllllll day! Here it is after we sanded it:

Gorgeous, right? People, if you have beautiful oak floors, no touchie!! NO. Don't do it. This took a LOT of work, but so worth it! I love them so much. Here they are stained:

I only used one coat of Early American (color) stain. Next phase is to put three coats of polyurethane on them. I can't wait! They are going to look fantastic!

Have a great week!